DIS man takes over at DPP

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

Yesterday’s announcement by the Office of the President that a member of the Directorate of Intelligence Services (DIS) has been appointed head of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) might strengthen the belief of some that President Ian Khama is bent on imposing himself on every key state institutions, including the legal system.

Some might not take kindly to the appointment to the key position of a man who has had a stint with the spy outfit. Many fear that the appointment of Leonard Sechele will see the notorious DIS having a direct say in what cases to be prosecuted by DPP.

Sechele is a former Gaborone chief magistrate and deputy head of Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA). Before his appointment to the DPP he was legal advisor to DIS. The head of the DPP has constitutional powers to decide whether a [continue reading]


  1. The chairmain of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions

    ought to be a person,WHO KNOWS ABOUT PUBLIC


    So…Khama appoints someone,who used to be MARE a legal adviser.

    What is his knowledge of the Justice System?

    Does he know how the courts operate?

    Certainly NOT!

    The office ought to be given to a judge or district attorney…even NOT to an attorney at law as he may know the laws but not have experience in the daily grind of the Justicia.

    Again Khama appointed someone,who is “singing his song”;a loyal political friend,who does not have the slightest idea HOW the courts in Botswana operate.

    When shall be an end to this Vetternwirschaft…how the Germans are calling it…giving posts to UNCOMPETENT people JUST because they are your loyal friends.

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